'Barack, Barack - hang in there!'
Reader No. 1 thinks Obama may have shocked the Dems' aging mandarin class into action:
Whilst flipping between last night's illuminating CSPAN coverage of the Iowa caucauses (at one point a fascinating Democratic Precinct 53 discussion of whether or not the Democratic Party should recast affirmative action along class lines) and the fine F&B Fox coverage of same, I came across this nice piece explaining a lot about how the incredibly articulate yet incredibly tedious Hilary is spinning her wheels. ...
But, it ain't over 'til it's over! My guess is the Big Dem Donor phones ring off the hook this morning - and every babyboomer Democratic Professional who made their bones in the roaring 90s is on the TV Pundit Circuit between now and Tuesday playing the "Inevitability" Card again for Senator Clinton. She's got a 14-point lead in New Hampshire! And Madeline Albright came to Iowa for the concession speech - can Tony Blair, Kofi Annan, and Bono be booking flights for Manchester? Barack, Barack - hang in there!
The Dem race is still very much up in their air but it now comes down to two: Obama and Hillary. Edwards is caught in the middle like the Low Countries. The GOP race is more fractured. I can see a lot of different scenarios unfolding. But right now I see it as Mitt in desperation mode and McCain and Huck in the early stages of squaring off. ... Huck's speech last night was impressive. It will help him in New Hampshire and beyond. ...Update
: "Whichever Republican finally gets Huckabee one-on-one wins. It’s the longest of long shots now for Mitt, but what’s he got to lose except Tagg’s inheritance?"Update II
-- My man, Biden, is out
along with Dodd. ... Biden ran a class campaign and looked like he enjoyed himself. ... Think about it: three of the four lower-tier candidates threw their support to stop Hillary. ...Update III
-- It seems a lot of people had this same reaction
to last night's results. ...